The “I made something I can wear” skirt
Name & Location: Laura, London
How long have you been sewing: Since May 23rd, 2011, so almost 8 months!
Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge: I’ve been following the series for a while and I think I might be up to the challenge. It would be excellent if I learnt more things, and it looks like the sew weekly is the place to do that!
What do you love most about sewing garments: Getting it done, and being able to wear something I made.
What do you hate most about sewing garments: The fact that I’m not patient enough to do things properly. I need to press, and fit and not sew when I’m tired.
What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge: I’d like to challenge myself more – I still have tonnes of things to learn. I’ve never set in a sleeve for example.
Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: Keeping a good life-work balance! I sometimes get too absorbed at work and forget to go home.
What are your favorite sewing/fashion blogs: I follow over 30 sewing blogs, but I think my favourite one of all is Did You Make That
Stats: This skirt is the very first thing I made that I could wear.
Fabric: ~half a metre shirting fabric picked up at the Cloth House
Notions: Shirring elastic. Ribbon.
Time to complete: 2 hours?
First worn: July 2011
Wear again: Yes!
Total price: ~5 pounds